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On December 22, 2015 at 10:59 PM, prahaboheme said:

Those plans are for the land adjacent to the Hyatt circling the lake behind it by the North/South Bldg.  It is not for the vacant land on the northern border of Pointe Orlando, bordered by I-Drive and Pointe Plaza (former Universal Blvd).

Also, I think about ten years back there was a big proposal for a Carlson Hotel there as well.  Prior to that, there was a proposal for a Westin to the north of Pointe Orlando that went south.

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^^ Spenser1058, you really need to do a podcast or something like that; YouTube perhaps where you're getting paid to blog.  your analysis and commentary is truly a great thing.  No BS, I mean it.

Yes I am tourist but I usually avoid the theme parks but did go to Disney Springs.  I knew they were restricting crowd size but did not know they had temperature checks in order to get in and masks we

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On 1/13/2016 at 0:48 PM, HankStrong said:

I went to Fun Spot for the first time last year.  I've lived here a long time and never considered going until we took some of my wife's young relatives.

I had a lot of fun.  It was simple and cheesy, but it was still enjoyable.

I had the best time I've ever had at a themed attraction in September of last year in Weston-super-Mare near Bristol in the UK: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/dismaland/.  It was intended as a p**s-take on amusement parks with a modern art bent from the famous Banksy, but for me, it wound up being outrageous fun.  Banksy staged it to inject some life into a decaying English seaside resort; I couldn't help but think that Orlando could use a few "attractions" like this; lots of cheeky humour through political and culture satire.  It sounds like hipster hell on paper, but it strangely worked as a night out for adults. Why hasn't an enterprising attaction developer engaged clever multimedia artists yet to draw people who typically hate on Orlando? #outofthebox

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19 hours ago, jliv said:

I had the best time I've ever had at a themed attraction in September of last year in Weston-super-Mare near Bristol in the UK: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/dismaland/.  It was intended as a p**s-take on amusement parks with a modern art bent from the famous Banksy, but for me, it wound up being outrageous fun.  Banksy staged it to inject some life into a decaying English seaside resort; I couldn't help but think that Orlando could use a few "attractions" like this; lots of cheeky humour through political and culture satire.  It sounds like hipster hell on paper, but it strangely worked as a night out for adults. Why hasn't an enterprising attaction developer engaged clever multimedia artists yet to draw people who typically hate on Orlando? #outofthebox

Was the filming set from The Cafe still there?

 

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2 hours ago, Ocityst said:

Wow, this is really surprising. We already have 2 high-speed indoor karting places in that area, one of which is right next to the location they are targeting...I-Drive Nascar, which also uses the latest generation Sodikarts. It looks almost identical to Andretti Speed Lab in Atlanta where I used to go. Racing, arcade, food, and drinks in an upscale environment.

http://www.idrivenascar.com/

The other one is by Florida Mall, K1 Speed. This one looks like a less upscale type of venue, but the karts are even faster at 45 mph.

https://www.k1speed.com/orlando-location.html

 

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On ‎3‎/‎23‎/‎2016 at 7:08 PM, jrs2 said:

I'm skeptical.  This area looks like it's in Osceola County, and Osceola County has never really been able to pull this kind of thing off

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That shot of Vocano Bay in the Downtown Development Discussion thread should go here.

On that note, I really like how Universal added parking decks to Cabana Bay Resort and the new Sapphire Falls Resort.  They may have added a deck to Royal Pacific. There's a deck at Portofino already.  I don't think Hard Rock has one.  And they added the employee deck as well and are adding onto it.  And the skywalk to Cabana Bay connecting it to the sidewalk/ canal corridor.

Disney has done a masterful job with Disney Springs ala the parking decks, dedicated bus lanes, new bus terminal, skywalks, etc.  Bravo.

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